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Expanded HIPAA Privacy Rules Impose Requirements on Non-Healthcare Businesses in Possession of Medical Records

Expanded HIPAA Privacy Rules Impose Requirements on Non-Healthcare Businesses in Possession of Medical Records

On September 23, 2013, tough new privacy regulations under the Omnibus Final Rule (Omnibus Rule) update to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) went into effect. Healthcare providers and others that fall under the category of healthcare Business Associates (BA) can expect increased levels of enforcement ... Read More »

Banks are Increasingly Becoming Targets of Americans with Disabilities Act ATM Class Action Lawsuits

Banks are Increasingly Becoming Targets of Americans with Disabilities Act ATM Class Action Lawsuits

Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require ATMs to include audio-based capabilities for all features on the machine. For example, if standard users are able to obtain transaction histories or account balances, then blind customers must be able to obtain the same information using the text-to-speech mode. ATMs ... Read More »

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